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Online Beauty Therapy Course with Work Placements

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Many aspiring beauty or spa therapists are unaware that there are online beauty therapy courses to make learning more convenient for their own individual circumstances.   Most assume that because attaining proficiency requires hands-on practice that learning must take place at a spa or beauty school or training centre,  yet innovative on-line learning organisations have incorporated the practical aspects into high-standard …

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ITEC Course Offerings in Bali

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Since the announcement of the VTCT and ITEC amalgamation on October 1, 2017, and the recent accreditation of the Bali International Spa Academy (BISA) as an Approved ITEC Centre, we have received numerous inquiries about what ITEC Bali courses  really means for students. Let’s cover the main questions that myself and my team field on a daily basis. Hope that …

CIBTAC Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage course at Bali BISA is endorsed by CIBTAC. Difference between CIBTAC and CIBTAC Endorsed

What are the Benefits of CIBTAC Endorsed Certification?

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As CIBTAC introduced their Endorsed Training Scheme over four years ago, it is now worth analysing whether or not CIBTAC Endorsed certification is of value to the spa, beauty and wellness industry. After all, it was professionals in these fields who asked CIBTAC to create a program that recognizes and rewards excellent training standards. I can only speak on behalf …

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BISA Home to Six Italian Beauty School Students for 4 Weeks

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It was the inspiration of Italy’s Center for Instruction of Lady Hairstyles (CIAS) teacher, Eleonora, that its’ most outstanding young students go beyond their normal curriculum boundaries to fully embrace the traditional wellness and beauty philosophies of other countries. As Bali is widely considered to be the spa capital of the world and its unique culture still upholds ancient health …

BISA Celebrates International Women’s Day by Commiting to #BeBoldforChange

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This globally recognised day on 8th March honours the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  This year’s goal is for individuals and organisations to take bold and pragmatic action within their own spheres of influence to help women advance and unleash the limitless potential they offer to …

BALI BISA Continues to Sponsor Comprehensive Spa Therapist Training for Disadvantaged Young Women

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By Penny Ellis, Founder of the Bali International Spa Academy One of my personal goals when I established Bali BISA in 2006 was to give back to the Indonesian community which is now my adopted home.  Ten years later, it is wonderful to reflect on how welcoming this community has been for our students who come from every corner of …

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BALI BISA Delivers Customized Training to Spas Around the World

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Spa owners and managers are increasingly realizing that properly trained therapists are instrumental to long term success.  However, providing professional training is not always easy or affordable. Some spas request that senior therapists formally teach their colleagues without recognizing that expertise in a certain modality does not always equate to the ability to effectively execute training in a group, or …